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Who's Who in E-Commerce 2017

Our report recognizes more than 200 brand and retail executives who are making notable contributions in the area of e-commerce.

The Retailer Receptivity Guide 2017

The Institute’s 2017 “Retailer Receptivity Guide” wall chart reveals how 49 in-store marketing tactics are received (or not) by 15 major U.S. chains. 

Retail Intimacy 2.0: Tomorrow’s Consumer, Today’s Win

In a turbulent environment, marketers must adapt quickly and follow the consumer in every aspect of life.


Walmart and Coca-Cola have expanded their holiday cause campaign benefitting nonprofit One Warm Coat.

Family Dollar is trying to lure in treasure hunters looking for holiday gifts and other seasonal needs through a "Discover Something New" campaign.​​​​​​​

Hershey won Halloween while seeking to break out of the candy aisle — permanently.

Lowe’s promoted veteran executive Richard Maltsbarger to the company’s chief operating officer post.

Southeastern Grocers' Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo are rewarding shoppers with Star Wars collectibles as a tie in to the Dec. 15 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co.'s Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Walgreens Trusts in New(ish) Tagline

Walgreens unveiled a new tagline in December — "Trusted Since 1901" — a phrase that it's been considering for at least six years.

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Shopping With Steve ... at Mariano's

We debut a new, occasional blog series with the Path to Purchase Institute's Steve Frenda.

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